We are asked to determine if the function `y=e^(ln(3x)) ` has an inverse function by finding if the function is strictly monotonic on its entire domain using the derivative. The domain of the function is x>0.

First use the properties of the exponential and logarithm functions to simplify the function:

...

## Unlock

This Answer NowStart your **48-hour free trial** to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Already a member? Log in here.

We are asked to determine if the function `y=e^(ln(3x)) ` has an inverse function by finding if the function is strictly monotonic on its entire domain using the derivative. The domain of the function is x>0.

First use the properties of the exponential and logarithm functions to simplify the function:

`y=e^(ln(3x))=3x ` so y'=3. Thus the function is strictly monotonic and has an inverse function.

The graph:

(Note: if you did not see to simplify the right hand side, we can get the derivative:

`y'=3/(3x)e^(ln(3x))=1/xe^(ln(3x)) ` . Now ` e^u>0 ` for all real inputs, and 1/x>0 for x>0 (the domain of the function) so we still get the function being strictly monotonic.)